12.01.2007

Mormon Nannies

Did you watch Law & Order:SVU this week? Part of the plot involved Mormon nannies. A character in the show said they're the best nannies because they "come from large families, don't smoke, and speak English."

It was obvious that the show's writers did their homework, because the first words out of the mouth of the first nanny the detectives interviewed were "Oh my heck!" The phrase "Relief Society" was also thrown in. However, one of the nannies said she was doing the job while her fiance was on his mission in Peru. I didn't think missionaries normally got engaged before departing, but what do I know?

Anyway, it doesn't look like they were lying about the popularity of Mormon nannies. This company has a whole division of LDS nannies. Also, this company has advertised in the local paper here. It recruits in the Rocky Mountain area to find nannies to work in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

On a side note, SVU has taken heed of my warning and laid off the liberal politics in recent episodes, much to my delight.

6 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

Yup. It was pretty much dead on. People LOVE to hire Mormons.

People don't really get formally engaged before missions, but many pledge to "Wait for me" and don't date others with the strong implication that they will marry when they come home.

Totally common.

And stupid.

Anonymous said...

Choose The Right Nanny (www.ctrnanny.com) also places Mormon nannies and they are right here. Yourldsnanny is based out of Hawaii and has a harder time recruiting Mormon nannies.

Anonymous said...

Actually Yourldsnanny is called Your Child's Nanny (www.yourchildsnanny.com) and is based nationally and recruits nationally - they left Hawaii last year. We have a great nanny from them and got far more nanny candidates than from CTR.

We decided to hire a LDS nanny because YCN requires their nannies to have a letter of recommendation from their Bishop and it's a great way to know you have a nanny who presents herself in good moral standing. We are not Mormon, but the strong family values our Mormon nannies have possesed makes this a good choice for us. It has nothing to do with religion.

Anonymous said...

We actually used both agencies and preferred the more personal approach we got from CTR Nanny. They listened to our needs and gave us 4 candidates we could look at right away. We hired right away and the transition was seemless.

holly said...

LDSHelp4Hire.com is a new service for LDS Nannies, but also has local babsitters, tutors, housekeepers, genealogist, senior care, special needs, preparedness specialists and helping hands.

Our goal is to connect families with LDS family care and service providers that share family values.

Background checks, reviews, reference and detailed profiles included in membership.

It's free to search the database as well.

holly said...

LDSHelp4Hire.com is a new service for LDS Nannies, but also has local babsitters, tutors, housekeepers, genealogist, senior care, special needs, preparedness specialists and helping hands.

Our goal is to connect families with LDS family care and service providers that share family values.

Background checks, reviews, reference and detailed profiles included in membership.

It's free to search the database as well.